Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:45
We've had a long,warm summer, so anyone who is a regular runner and trained adequately shouldn't have been too troubled by the heat at Ealing and elsewhere, surely? It's the spring races where suddenly a hot day pops up after a winter of cold weather training that I struggle with more. So I think a lot is down to inexperience. I did notice that Ealing had a stern warning in their publicity about a hm being a significant challenge which shouldn't be undertaken lightly, which was good (and unusual?) to see.